may, 2019

2019sat18may10:00 amsat4:00 pmApplique Beach Hut Design Parent and Child Project (MAY DAY SCHOOL)Parkside Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 week


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

1 week

Book a place on the course

Price £39.00

For how many people? -1 +

Total Price £39.00


Course details

Brief Description

Why not come along with your child (from the age of 8) and make a small wall piece? You will be given a design and shown how to cut out and create a beach scene using fabric. Technically, this patchwork technique is called ‘stained glass appliqué. Hand stitching is used and all ‘raw’ edges are covered with a special fabric tape to give the effect of window leading. You would need a sewing machine at home to make this piece into a wall hanging.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed:

Tracing, cutting out and tacking skills only.

Learning Outcomes:

On this course you will learn about:
• Tracing a simple design onto freezer paper
• Cutting out each part of the design in fabric and assembling the pieces
• Tacking the fabric down
• How to attach bias binding tape to the design.
• How to complete the piece at home if time doesn’t allow on the day

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

You will need a basic sewing kit of needles, thread, scissors and pins.

The tutor recognizes that not everyone has a good store of ‘scraps’ or at home and is pleased to be able to supply some at a low cost of £3 maximum. You will also need some ¼” bias tape which again you can purchase a reel from the tutor. (Black tape works well).
There is also an on line supplier called ‘The Stitch Witch’ A 5m pack would cost £7.49

For the base of the design you will need a piece (a little larger than A3 in size) of white or pale coloured fabric. A white cotton pillow case would suffice. Some wadding of the same size.

The tutor would appreciate advance notice of any materials that would be needed as items may have to be pre-ordered.
Please bring a packed lunch

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

You might like to consider joining the beginners’ group on Monday afternoons or attend one of the other Saturday Schools held during the academic year. The tutor would be happy to advise you.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Marion CurtisI have interests in many forms of textiles including weaving and bobbin lace. I taught art and design technology for over 30 years and more recently I have concentrated on my own design work and working to commission. I would describe myself as a ‘Modern Quilter’ where old designs are invigorated with contemporary fabrics. Opening my studio to the public every year through Cambridge Open Studios, I am an active member of Cambridge Quilters and I often give talks and run workshops. With my art and design background, I feel very confident that I can draw out the ‘designer’ in you!


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